[7] He Didn’t Think He Was Bulletproof

Zac sets out on his own to talk with former aides to Senator Robert F. Kennedy about what that 1968 campaign was like, and what they believe happened the night of the California primary.  
Episode Extras

Goodbye, Bobby

People line the tracks as Robert Kennedy's funeral train makes its way to Arlington National Cemetery. (Paul Fusco, Library of Congress)

The scene of the crime

The Ambassador Hotel, pictured here in late June of 1968, weeks after Robert Kennedy's assassination. (AP)

Young Bobby and the boss

Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa speaks with Robert Kennedy, then counsel for the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee. August 21, 1957. (AP)

Phenomenal crowds

Senator Kennedy speaks to students at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. (AP)

All the way with RFK!

Senator Kennedy greets the crowd at a West Coast campaign event in June, 1968. (Sven Walnum, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

The Senator speaks

Senator Robert F. Kennedy delivers a campaign speech at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Sven Walnum, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

Episode Credits

Crimetown is Zac Stuart-Pontier and Marc Smerling. 
The RFK Tapes
is made in partnership with Cadence 13.

The show is produced by Jesse Rudoy, Bill Klaber, Ula Kulpa, and Max Miller. 
Our senior producer is Austin Mitchell.
Editing by Marc Smerling. Fact checking by Jennifer Blackman.
This episode was mixed and sound designed by Robin Shore, with a 
score by Kenny Kusiak and additional music by John Kusiak.
Our title track is Maria Tambien by Khruangbin. Our credit track is Everybody Got a Baby by Sylvia Terry. 
Music supervision by Josh Kessler and Dylan Bostick at Heavy Duty Projects.  

Archival footage courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.
Archival research by Brennan Rees. Production assistance by Kevin Shepherd.
Our website is designed by Curt Courtenay.

Thanks to Emily Wiedemann, Jean Klaber, Greencard Pictures, Alessandro Santoro, Chris Isenberg, Steve Isenberg, Murray Richtel, and the team at Cadence 13.

For more information on the Robert Kennedy murder, pick up a copy of Bill’s book, Shadow Play, from St. Martin’s Press. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @theRFKtapes.

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